Investment firm Goldman Sachs plans to create a trading desk to handle digital currencies by the middle of next year, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing sources described as familiar with the company's strategy.
However, concerns over how to secure the assets persist, one source told the news agency.
The move would make Goldman Sachs one of first major Wall Street firms to create a market for cryptocurrencies, which have grown wildly popular in recent weeks with the skyrocketing valuation of Bitcoin.
The cryptocurrency traded at nearly $20,000 per coin on Sunday, nearly double its value three weeks ago when it had yet to surpass the $10,000 threshold.
Bitcoin is currently trading at $14,964, according to data from digital currency information site CoinDesk.
Bitcoin's market capitalization stands at $248 billion, CoinDesk reports, greater than the vast majority of S 500 companies, including Dow 30 components Boeing, Disney and GE.